The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Douglas Adams

About the author:

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952, educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St John's College, Cambridge where, in 1974 he gained a BA (and later an MA) in English literature. He was creator of all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List and in 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan and was nominated for the first Best of Young British Novelists awards. He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); and Mostly Harmless (1992). The first two books in the Hitchhiker series were adapted into a 6 part television series, which was an immediate success when first aired in 1982. He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages. Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 of a sudden heart attack. He was 49. He had been living in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and daughter, and at the time of his death he was working on the screenplay for a feature film version of Hitchhiker.


Arthur Dent:
He is the most important person in this book.
Ford Perfect:
He is Arthur's best friend and an alien.
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
He is the president of the imperial galactic government.
She got picked up from the earth by Zaphod years ago after a party. Mr. L. Prosser:
He wants to tear up Arthur's house.
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz:
He is an alien (the boss of the Vogons) and he is very ugly.


This story begins with a house on a terrible stupid Thursday. Arthur woke up this morning and didn't feel very good. He got up and went into the bathroom looked out of the window and saw a bulldozer. Then he went into the kitchen to eat something and meanwhile the word bulldozer wandered through his mind. Suddenly he understood everything and fifteen seconds later he was lying in front of. Mr. L. Posser stood nearby the bulldozer and was very angry about this situation. He had to tear up Arthur Dent's house and didn't want to speak with a crazy man who lied in front of the bulldozer, but Arthur Dent didn't want to go away so he tried to tell him what's going on. Yesterday Arthur's world was as boring as usual but no one wanted to tear up his house! Suddenly Ford Perfect came along and wanted Arthur to come with him to have a drink because he wanted to tell him something very important and it seemed like Ford didn't understand the situation. Sometimes Ford is very strange but that's like this because he's an alien from the planet Betelgeuse Five and he's only on the earth because of one reason: he wants to improve the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" but he stranded on the earth. When Arthur told him what's going on Ford asked Mr. Posser to lie in front of the bulldozer instead of Arthur because they have to speak about something very important. Mr. Posser couldn't believe his ears but he did it no plan why. Ford knew that he would do it because he learned to concentrate on something so hard that the other person realizes that its will begins to weaken. Arthur didn't really realize why to have a drink at about eleven o'clock but he was so confused that it was not so important for him. He told Arthur that he should drink up because its muscle relaxant and he needs to be relaxed for what Ford wants to tell him. After Arthur drank up Ford told him everything about himself. That he's from another planet and why he's here and that the world is going go under, but Arthur didn't believe it and he realized that the bulldozer is going to tear up his house he ran out of the pub and to his...
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